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required on all firearm purchases instead of the fractions of sales that get done today. 408% of u.s. gun sales are by private sellers who are not required to perform background checks. you can be a three-time convicted felon, a serial domestic abuser, severely mentally ill, or even on a terrorist watch list and still go to a gun show or go on the internet and buy whatever gun you want. the american people want to strengthen their bases to prevent the mentally ill from buying gun. but over a million disqualifying mental health records are still missing from states. 10 states have failed to flag a single person as mentally ill. and 17 states list less than 100 people. miles per hour people want to see assault weapons bans reinstated and large capacity ammunition clps banned to keep dangerous ammunition out of the hands of mad men. let's face it. when you put a 30-round clip in an assault weapon, you are not protecting your home. you are not hunting deer, you are hunting people. we have hid from this fight for too long. for too long we have used politics and the second amendment to cover up
and 7. first, we start with the morning prayers from the u.s. house and senate. the senate will come to order. >> let us pray. o mighty and everlasting god in whom we live and move and have our being, as we grieve the loss of life in the new town, conn., shooting, show us your way and it teach us your pasth. make as all responsible stewards of your most precious gift of time by teaching us to #hour days that we may have hearts of wisdom. made in concert -- incomprehensible destruction of live still framed by springtime remind us of the importance of not delaying in seizing our opportunities to do good. make our lawmakers willing to act promptly. remembering that time is leading and they shall not pass this way again. bless those who mourn the eternal god with the comfort of your love, that they may face each new day with hope and with the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given them. they their memories become less painful as you encircle their lives with your love. we pray in your merciful name. common. -- amen. >> mr. president, this afternoon the family of
: to me, the most irresponsible comment came on tv yesterday by a u.s. senator dianne feinstein who is rushing to resurrect a bill on gun control. the most responsible set of comments came from the n.r.a. which said at the beginning when the events begin unfolding on tv let's wait for all the facts to come in. i'm calling as a former v.a. homeless outreach worker in rest l.a. one third of america's homeless are military veterans. every one of them could be off the street with mental health problems and so forth if the v.a. would process the claims that have been four and a half years delayed. we sue the v.a. in the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in may of last year. the government under obama and holder appealed that win before the three justices panel in may of last year to the full court which set aside our victory and veterans are now back to square one with no mental health issues from a v.a. under a former four-star army general who refuses to process our benefits claim. host: ok. here is paul on twitter. my question is how will balm care -- obama care address the shortage
of the national press club. secretary panetta will discuss the fed's policy and the challenges facing the u.s. military. who -- discusses defense policy and challenges facing the u.s. military. ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> it is only when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence. >> i think they serve as a window on the path to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. >> many of the women were writers, journalists. they wrote books. >> they were more interesting as human beings in many cases than their husbands, if only because they are not first and form of reform most defined by political ambitions. >> dolly madison loves every minute of the. monroe hated it. >> you cannot rule without including what women want and what women have. you could not. >> breathless and too much looking down and it was a little too fast. not enough change of pace. >> yes, ma'am. >> she wrote in her memoir that she may never -- that she never made a dec
purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 359, the nays are 35. the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 359, the nays are 36 with one member voting present. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. vote vote -- the unfinned -- -- the unfinished business is the vote on the amendment to the bill on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3683, an act to provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter iran's growing hostile presence, an activity in the western hemisphere and for other purposes. senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united
as the third longest serving member of the u.s. senate in our nation's history. he served as a defender of the people of this country, championing historic charges forceable rights, equal rights for asian americans, african americans, and native hawaiians. it is an incredible understatement to call him an institution. this chamber will never be the same without him. i remember in our childhood in hawaii, hawaii is a diversified place. where i lived, there were many japanese families that live around us. there were many nights i spent sleeping in the homes of japanese families. eating their food, sleeping on the floor. i was really brought up with the japanese families. when the war broke out, i couldn't understand what was happening. there were families that were removed from the community and at that time,but they pursued iy wanted to serve this country as well. this is why in my time in congress, i did focus on trying to help the japanese americans in this country and asians in this country. and to help them achieve what they really aren't. i remember seeking the medal of honor for th
bill in over 60 years and most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the 1836 patent act. the lay lee-smith a.i.a. re-establishes the united states patent system as a global standard. over the past year the patent office has worked diligently to implement the provisions of the act to ensure the bill realizes its full potential to promote innovation and create jobs. the bill that we consider today includes several technical corrections and improvements that ensure that the implementation of the bill can proceed efficiently and effectively. the bill is supported by all sectors of our economy from across the united states, including manufacturers, university, technology, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies and innovators. i have also received letters in support from the coalition for 21st century patent reform which represents manufacturers, pharmaceutical, technology, defense companies, and universities. the innovation alliance which represents high-tech companies and license sure, and the b.s.a., the software alliance which represents a range of high technology and software compa
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